NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
    Apr 05, 2020  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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CO/M 2010 - Introduction to Public Speaking

This course introduces the materials and methods for developing ideas, organizing material, and delivering effective speeches.  It is designed to develop the basic skills needed for preparing and presenting effective communication in oral, written and digital form.  It also emphasizes the importance of developing ethical listening skills. 

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture

General Education Requirement: Advanced Writing / Humanities
ENGL 1010 English I with a grade of C or better

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of CO/M 2010 Introduction to Public Speaking, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify topics which are appropriate for specific audiences;
  2. Research relevant information on the college’s digital databases;
  3. Integrate source material appropriately into formal academic assignments;
  4. Prepare material into logical rhetorical structures which are appropriate for formal oral, written, and digital presentation;
  5. Perform with adequate technical skill informative and persuasive speeches;
  6. Deliver speeches extemporaneously using speaking outlines and integrating digital forms of communication;
  7. Manage material and delivery to the requirements of specific audiences and environments;
  8. Construct one, college level writing assignment separate from speech transcripts;
  9. Practice ethical listening skills.

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